19 Mar 2018

Introductory course: Surgical Research Essentials (SuRE) 16-17 Jun, 28-29 Jul, 8-9 Sep 2018

SuRE is accredited by RACS
Mr James Lee is the Surgical
Research Essentials  (SuRE)
course convenor
Mr James Lee is offering his highly successful introductory course: Surgical Research Essentials (SuRE) for the third year running. Register your interest now.

Why do this course?

A good understanding of surgical research is essential for a surgeon. Good quality research and the ability to apply it clinically is the cornerstone in evidence based practice. In training the surgeons of the future, compulsory research requirements have now been incorporated into every surgical training program. Not only that, research experience and output has become one of the differentiators in many job and training position applications.

Even if being an active researcher does not become part of your surgical career, a sound working knowledge of the ins and outs of research is essential. There is no better way to understand evidence based surgery than to be involved in a few research projects.


  • Dates: The course runs over three weekends: 16-17 Jun, 28-29 Jul, 8-9 Sep 2018
  • Time: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Discount available for students. Please note, this course is only available to year level 3 and above medical students. Please get in contact for more information.
  • Location: Seminar Room 1 Level 5, Alfred Centre
  • Quota: The course will be capped at 20 this year with a minimum of 10 to run.
  • RACS accreditation
  • Web: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/surgery-alfred/teaching/sc-sure
  • Register interest

16 Mar 2018

Photo of the week: Welcome to 2018 CCS graduate research students

Welcome to our newly enrolled graduate research students! Information for current students is listed at: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/education/current-students/hdr-students

What's on at CCS 19-23 Mar 2018

Paul Gill is presenting 19 March
for his PhD mid-candidature

Central Clinical School (CCS) has regular seminar series and postgraduate presentations. Event notices are posted on the CCS Events calendar.

CCS staff and students can see details of both public and local events (including professional development courses, trade fairs and Graduate Research Student calendars) and deadlines, at the CCS intranet's Announcements page.

See CCS seminar index:  https://www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/headlines/events-calendar

What's on at CCS 19-23 Mar 2018

Mon 19/03/2018 12:30 PhD Mid-Candidature Milestone: Paul Gill
Tue 20/03/2018 11:00 PhD Mid-Candidature Milestone: Steven Ngo
13:00 PhD Pre-Submission Milestone: Benedict Costello 
14:30 PhD Confirmation Milestone: Gerard Pernes
Wed 21/03/2018 11:30 PhD Mid-Candidature Milestone: Amy Wilson
Thur 22/03/2018 11:30 Cutting Edge Journal Club: Katharine Goodall
12:00 Alfred Grand Rounds: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Fri 23/03/2018 09:30 GSK Discovery Fast Track - Australian program
    11:30 PhD Confirmation Milestone - Mr Muthukumar Mohan

Bionic limbs and osseointegration forum at the Alfred - all welcome

The Alfred-Monash forum on bionic limbs and osseointegration
is being held 3 pm Friday 27 April. All welcome, RSVP.
Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola, Director and Head of Plastic Surgery at Alfred Health, and Mr Steven Gray, Director of Osseointegration (OI) & TMR Surgical and REHAB programme invite you to attend a forum at the AMREP Lecture Theatre

Osseointegration and Bionic Limb Integrated to Bone, Nerves and Muscles

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 2.30pm arrival/tea for 3.00pm start, followed by refreshments 4.30pm
Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, 75-85 Commercial Road, (between the Baker & Burnet Institutes), Melbourne 3004
RSVP for catering purposes: goo.gl/AVYu1k
Enquiries:  Mr Steven Gray, sjgray@alfred.org.au

GSK Discovery Fast Track - Australian program at AMREP - all welcome

GSK Fast Track information session being
held at AMREP Fri 23 March. Image: GSK
Through their Discovery Fast Track: Australian Challenge, GSK is seeking to partner with researchers who have a clear therapeutic hypothesis, a defined target and/or pathway, or enabling expertise to collaborate with GSK to screen the researcher’s target/pathway against the GSK compound collections with the potential to deliver therapeutic benefits to patients with unmet medical need. Register here

You will hear about GSK's Australian program, and have an opportunity to ask questions. There will also be time for some more informal networking over morning tea.

Recent CCS publications: 9-15 March 2018

Professor Paul Zimmet, his wife Vivien, Professor Alex Brown
(SAHMRI) and Her Excellency Jennie Dee, new Australian High
Commissioner to Mauritius (Monash alumna). Paul's most
recently published research
is on the association between type 2
diabetes and disability in Mauritius.
Recent publications for Central Clinical School affiliated authors in the following departments. Note, browse down this entry for complete publications list.

Linked headings for each section are to the departments' home pages.
  •  Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed) 
  •  Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD)
  •  Diabetes
  •  Gastroenterology
  •  Immunology and Pathology
  •  Infectious Diseases
  •  Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC)
  •  Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc) 
  •  Neuroscience
  • Surgery

15 Mar 2018

Monash researchers show drug may prevent diabetes-induced vision loss

Dr Devi Deliyanti and Professor Jenny
Wilkinson-Berka are first and last authors

on the paper investigating a drug which
reduces oxidative stress in the retina.
by Anne Crawford

Scientists in Monash University’s Department of Diabetes have demonstrated that a novel drug that suppresses oxidative stress protects the retina against diabetes-induced damage and may prevent vision loss.

Globally, an estimated 70 million people have retinopathy caused by diabetes. The disease is the leading cause of blindness in young adults.

People with diabetes have high levels of glucose in their blood which stimulates oxidative stress, a process that causes damage to many cell types and ultimately cell death.
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